Buddhism Class Assembly Script

An informative class assembly on the key facets of Buddhism.

Buddhism

The cast includes Prince Siddhartha who later came to be known as the Buddha, his parents King Sudhodhana and Queen Maya and a set of enthusiastic monks keen to teach young students about their religion. The pack includes a power point which can be used as a background for the class performance. It also includes song suggestions to be used as part of the assembly. In this assembly the audience will meet Prince Siddhartha’s (the Buddha’s) father who shielded his son from all pain and suffering. They will see how he broke out of the palace walls and will witness the four important people he saw that changed Prince Siddhartha’s life. They will learn through the monks, the important elements of Buddhism and how Buddhists worship. The assembly is set against the historical background story of Prince Siddhartha and how he reached enlightenment and how Buddhists all over the world strive to do the same by following his example.

Key Stage: Key stage KS2

Style: Informative and amusing

Number of children: A skit for 30 children but can be edited to accommodate for more or less

Duration: 20 minute performance but can be edited

£ 9.99

Word document for
immediate download

- or -

Download all our class and school assemblies for just £29.99

Buddhism Class Assembly - Extract

Extract 1

Narrator

Ladies and gentleman please welcome King Sudodhana and his beautiful wife Maya!

(Enter king and queen with a baby in the queen's hands. They stand centre stage)

King

Thank you oh beautiful queen! Today you have given me the most precious gift ever! My wonderful son Prince Siddhartha! (Takes the baby doll in his hands and kisses it)

Queen

Thank you husband but there is a very religious man outside who wants to speak to us about our child!

King

On this special day, anyone can say anything to me! Let him enter!

(Guards bring on a very old man wearing very old clothes)

Religious man

I am here to foretell your son's future! He will grow up to be someone "Great"!

King

What do you mean "Great"?

Religious man

He will either grow up to save people from the evils of the world or be a great military hero!

King

Well then, I shall protect him until he is that age and reaches his fate. He will not suffer any pain or see any suffering!

(All go off stage)

Extract 2

Narrator

And there came a time when Prince Siddhartha couldn't stand it any longer.

(Stands centre stage, his hands on his head)

Prince Siddhartha

Guards get the chariot out! I want to see the world outside of these walls!

(2 Horsemen set up four chairs. Prince Siddhartha sits on back chairs with the 2 horsemen at the front mimicking a horse and carriage. The two horsemen pull the reins and make galloping sounds)

(Galloping stops)

Prince Siddhartha

Wow! It's a wonderful world (Looking around) I can't believe I was caged up in that big house. I want to see more.

(Horsemen pull the reins and make galloping sounds again for 2 to 3 seconds)

Siddhartha

Hold on stop! (The galloping stops) Who is that?

Old man

(Crosses the road in front of him slowly on his crutches)

Servant

It is a very old man, your majesty. This is how you get when you get older. There are not many old people in your palace so you don't know.

Siddhartha

He seems so frail and weak and needs looking after

Servant

Well we will all come to that your majesty. (Gets off and helps the old man cross the road)

Old man

Thank you young man. (Walks weakly on)

Extract 3

(Enter monks and children)

Child 1 and 2

We want to be monks.

Monk 2

Being a monk isn't easy! Are you sure?

Child 2

Yes...What do we have to do?

Monk 1

You will be awakened at 5.am by a bell (Bell rings)

Monk 2

You will meditate for 2 hours preferably in the lotus position. (Show slide)

Monk 1

You will have a bit of food if people bring you some.

Monk 2

You will then have to learn about the scriptures! (Unrolls a scroll)

Monk 1

Some lunch if people are kind enough to give you some.

Monk 2

Followed by an afternoon of learning. (Thumps books in child's hands)

Monk 1

You will go to bed early so that you can wake up early at 5 am again.

Monk 2

Well what do you think?

Welcome to AssemblyIdeas.co.uk

Do you have to get a class assembly written for next week? Have very little time and very few ideas of what you're going to get the kids to perform? Well let us help you!

We are a team of professional teachers dedicated to writing quality scripts so you don't have to burn the midnight oil!